In 2016, he posted a photo on his verified Instagram account – which he has since deleted – in which he talked about filming “The Fate of the Furious”.
Johnson wrote at the time, “Some (male co-stars) operate themselves as stand-up men and true professionals, while others do not, leading to speculation that he was talking about Diesel. Were.”
“It led to a firestorm. Yet interestingly enough…[it was] As if every single crew member found their way to me and either quietly thanked me or sent me a note,” Johnson told Vanity Fair. “But, yeah, it wasn’t my best day, sharing it. . I shouldn’t have shared it. Because in the end it goes against my DNA.”
“It was a difficult character to embody the Hobbes character,” Diesel told Men’s Health. “My approach at the time was Love Tough to help get the performance where it needs to be. To say as a producer, ‘Okay, we’re going to have Dwayne Johnson attached to wrestling, and We’re going to force this cinematic world, audience members, to treat their character as someone they don’t know’ – Hobbes hits you like a ton of bricks.”
Johnson emphasized that in his interview with Vanity Fair, saying, “I’ve been around the block several times. Unlike him, I didn’t come from the theater world.”
“And, you know, I came in differently and was raised differently. And I came from a completely different culture and environment,” he said. “And I go into every project by giving it my all. And if I feel there are some things that need to be taken away and handled and taken care of, I do it. And it’s that simple.”
“So when I read it, like everyone else, I laughed,” Johnson said. “I laughed a lot. We all laughed. And somewhere I’m sure Fellini is laughing too.”
CNN has reached out to Diesel’s representative for comment.